By rights, perilla seeds should be the first choice for firms looking for good sources of the omega-3 fatty acid Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) ahead of chia and flaxseed, because they are cheaper, have higher concentrations of ALA and a better taste profile, says Florida-based Valensa International.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Choice Organic Teas has joined forces with Bastyr Univesity to formulate and launch a co-branded line of functional teas.
The Coca-Cola Company has failed in its attempt to strike out 13 consolidated lawsuits alleging that Simply Orange Juice and Minute Maid products were falsely advertised as natural, but says it will fight what it claims is a 'meritless case'.
Back in the 6th century BC, Pythagoras was doing his bit to promote a vegetarian diet (‘what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh…’). These days Paul McCartney is flying the flag. But is a plant-based diet really better for us and the planet? FoodNavigator-USA headed to the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda, CA, to find out.
Nuts are good sources of healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also pack a fairly weighty caloric punch. However, epidemiological data consistently shows that high nut consumption is associated with lower incidence of obesity. So what’s going on?
Monster Beverage Corporation says it will reclassify Monster Energy as a beverage in the US to remove Red Bull’s competitive advantage, and admits that no 5-Hour Energy energy shot rival has “really cracked the code” after Worx Energy sales slumped.
People following an energy unrestricted plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce their risk of a major cardiovascular event by 30% compared with people following a purely low-fat diet, according to a “landmark” new study.
Food has gone through a technological revolution in the US in the last 50 years. Food is available in more variety, in more forms and in more combinations than ever before. The key word in that previous sentence, according to one food psychology expert, is “more.”
Former officials of a peanut company have been indicted in criminal court on charges of food violations, mail fraud and conspiracy. The indictments are not a surprise, said a prominent lawyer, but should serve to put the food and dietary supplement industries on notice of a more stringent regulatory atmosphere now that FSMA is in full swing.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR is working on a bill that would make the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms a matter of federal law, a spokesperson confirmed yesterday. If passed, the bill, which is still in its early formative stages and which has Rep. Jared Polis, D-CO as potential co-sponsor, presumably would supercede the numerous state-level efforts underway to pass GMO labeling laws.
In a technology demonstration, EnWave, based in Vancouver, BC, has used its used its proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum dehydration technology to enrich dried fruit with the enzyme B-galactosidase; an enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose, a sugar found mainly in milk and other dairy products. But the technique has wider applications, the company says.
Food recalls in the US hit a two year high in the fourth quarter, according to a report released by a consulting firm. That comes to an average of six recalls a day, affecting about 18.4 million products.
One top food attorney says he is not wholly surprised by Monster Beverage Corporation's decision to reclassify its energy drinks as beverages rather than dietary supplements, and that it will actually remove many US regulatory complications.
SK Energy CEO Chris Clarke tells BeverageDaily.com about rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s passion for their energy shot brand, and plans to cement the US No.2 spot by selling 40-50m units in 2013.
Premium coffee brand Brioni has teamed up with chicory fiber expert Beneo to create the first coffee marketed on a digestive health platform.
Revamped, more complete product lines that are connecting with new customers are driving growth in the sports nutrition market, according to a new report.
Herbal Papaya, a company founded on the health benefits of the fruit, will launch a complete line of food, beverage and supplement products at the Expo West trade show in March. A key part of the company’s message is that all of its products are non GMO.
Frito-Lay once again drafted in fans to create a Doritos advert to be aired at the Super Bowl last weekend.
Cranberry giant Ocean Spray has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and its transportation costs by 40% on a major distribution route by bringing supply closer to demand with a new distribution center and partnering with a competitor.
An independent panel of experts has determined that Cyvex Nutrition’s Euro Black Currant extract is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in a wide range of functional foods and beverages, following a review of safety and toxicology data.